Mesopotamia The Land of No Rivers!
The Eternal Tigris
& Euphrates Rivers,
The Marshes Are Dying & Land of Eden Too!
Say NO to the Iranian, Turkey,
& Kuwait Unspoken Genocide!
Please Speak Out Loud!
No Thanks to the big oil
companies, Erdoğan’s regime, the Iranian theocratic regime, and other anti-Iraq
In less than two and a half
decades since Iraq lost its sovereignty in 2003, every neighboring country has
taken advantage of the power vacuum in Iraq. What has worsened the living
conditions is that all those who have been running Iraq since 2003 are anti-Iraq
It is not just that they
have no love for Iraq, but they also have zero shame. It is realistic to say
that they intentionally did more damage to Iraq than any inhumane invaders
since our ancestors, the Chaldeans of Babylonia / Mesopotamia, lost their independence
in 482 BC.
Among all the crimes they
committed since 2003 (i.e., destroying the infrastructure of Iraq, obstructing
the industry, agriculture, banking, and the educational system, etc.), I will
focus on one unbelievable, heinous crime: drying Iraq's water resources!
Many tributaries of the
Tigris River originate in Iran. Since 2008, due to the vacuum of power in Iraq, the Iranian regime has blocked the water
of the Diyala River and redirected the courses of 19 brooks, streams, and
creeks that flow from their sources in Iran and empty their water into the
Tigris or the marshes.
After the 2003 regime
change in Iraq, Turkey dared for the first time to commit an international
water crime by violating Article 109 of the Treaty of Lausanne (1923), and all
the international agreements signed between Iraq and Turkey, including the most
important treaty, the 1946 Treaty of Friendship and Good Neighborhood.
Whenever there is an evil
committed against Iraq, the hateful Kuwaiti regime is
always involved. In April 2010, the Kuwaiti regime financed a Syrian
project that altered the course of the Tigris River and forcibly diverted the
flow into Syrian territory through the Ain Diwar Canal, which is an artificial
canal with a length of 29 kilometers.
Unfortunately, experts predict that by 2040, if Iraq does not solve this catastrophic crisis while the entire world is watching tongue-tied, then Iraq will lose its water source. Drying Mesopotamia's eternal rivers is drastically changing the ecosystem, endangering plants and all kinds of species, including livestock, fish, marsh buffalo, and rare birds that have been living or migrating to the marshes for over one hundred thousand years. Death will be widespread, they will become extinct and Mesopotamia, the Garden of Eden and the Land of Two Rivers will be referred to as the Land of No Rivers!
are the human rights organizations?
are the animal rights organizations?
are the Climate change Organizations?
This is an Unspoken GENOCIDE to the people, to the animals, to the plants, and to every living thing in the Land of Firsts!
Speak Out Loud, because if you do not, then you are siding with those who
intentionally are committing Genocide. Clear & Simple!
~ Amer Hanna Fatuhi, Ph.D.
Visual Artist & Historian